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Old 11-10-2018, 12:29 PM
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Local help .how long u been waiting?
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@sunny - omg...I am really sorry to hear that...Any ways, did you apply alone? Or you have a MARA agent?


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@sunny- I'm waiting for my spouse from September 2017. Still it's 14 months...
I heard if we apply without a MARA agent, it will drag in to even 26-34 months...
And we apply alone...


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Old 11-12-2018, 05:11 AM
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I think it does not matter how did u apply coz if so they surely mention to use MARA agent only. But we can say that MARA agent would know which Doc should provide so time process would be minimized and those who apply themselves provide each and every evidence which bring bunch of files and hard to read on time frame so it will take longer. Like I did 😕😕
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@sunny- I'm waiting for my spouse from September 2017. Still it's 14 months...
I heard if we apply without a MARA agent, it will drag in to even 26-34 months...
And we apply alone...

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:24 AM
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I called 131881 here...It's the no for suggestions and complaints to home affairs... Last I called them, the officer asked me to go through a MARA agent...Then processing time will be less...

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Any one got visa grant?


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I called 131881 here...It's the no for suggestions and complaints to home affairs... Last I called them, the officer asked me to go through a MARA agent...Then processing time will be less...
That is simply not true. Most of the agents who answer the calls have absolutely no clue and only have access to the same information that we have online through the Immi Account.

Having said the above using migration agents may speed up the process
in certain cases because MARA agents proactively request and upload more comprehensive set of supporting documents that are NOT mentioned in the visa check list provided in the Department of Home Affairs web portal.

For example if you just follow the requirement in the check list you will get a email after 6 months requesting additional information. Since MARA knows by experience what additional information would be requested they collect the information form the client in advance and front load the application which would speed up the process.

Also some applicants are not very good at following instructions given in the application guidelines and end up making mistakes or not providing the information requested on a timely fashion. This would obviously delay the process

Bottom Line: If you can do some research in this forum and follow instructions accurately hiring a MARA would not make any difference.

But if you're the kind of person who does not like to do research then a hiring a MARA would help you.


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I called 131881 here...It's the no for suggestions and complaints to home affairs... Last I called them, the officer asked me to go through a MARA agent...Then processing time will be less...
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That is simply not true. Most of the agents who answer the calls have absolutely no clue and only have access to the same information that we have online through the Immi Account.

Having said the above using migration agents may speed up the process
in certain cases because MARA agents proactively request and upload more comprehensive set of supporting documents that are NOT mentioned in the visa check list provided in the Department of Home Affairs web portal.

For example if you just follow the requirement in the check list you will get a email after 6 months requesting additional information. Since MARA knows by experience what additional information would be requested they collect the information form the client in advance and front load the application which would speed up the process.

Also some applicants are not very good at following instructions given in the application guidelines and end up making mistakes or not providing the information requested on a timely fashion. This would obviously delay the process

Bottom Line: If you can do some research in this forum and follow instructions accurately hiring a MARA would not make any difference.

But if you're the kind of person who does not like to do research then a hiring a MARA would help you.
Not related to processing time but, just to share some (aggregated) data in case it is of interest.

63.4% of partner visa applications in 2015-2016 did not appoint a migration agent.

53.8% of these partner visa applications in 2015-2016 were refused.

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59.6% of partner visa applications in 2016-2017 did not appoint a migration agent.

47% of these partner visa applications in 2016-2017 were refused.

Source (a FOI request by a MARA agency) and more info:
https://cruxmigration.com.au/2018/03/23/2268/

I haven't looked through refusal rates for partner visa applicants who did appoint a migration agent - unsure if that data is publicly available - and a FOI seems expensive it it will take more than 5 hours! Perhaps it can be deduced from other refusal rate data out there.

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Hmmmm.... The operator that I called at home affairs did not mention that there will be a refusal...He just said it will take time...


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Not related to processing time but, just to share some (aggregated) data in case it is of interest.

63.4% of partner visa applications in 2015-2016 did not appoint a migration agent.

53.8% of these partner visa applications in 2015-2016 were refused.

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59.6% of partner visa applications in 2016-2017 did not appoint a migration agent.

47% of these partner visa applications in 2016-2017 were refused.

Source (a FOI request by a MARA agency) and more info:
https://cruxmigration.com.au/2018/03/23/2268/

I haven't looked through refusal rates for partner visa applicants who did appoint a migration agent - unsure if that data is publicly available - and a FOI seems expensive it it will take more than 5 hours! Perhaps it can be deduced from other refusal rate data out there.
50% seems quite a high, any category of reasons for refusals?


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It means my husband's visa will be refused too... 😥😥😥


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